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by Skip
Wed May 26, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: sanctions
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: sanctions

It depends on what products are being withheld from that government. For example, if a regime were using armed force against its neighbours or its own citizens, refusing to sell them ammunition - or even blockading its weapons import - might be a good idea. So might not allowing their corrupt offici...
by Skip
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of growth
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: the ethics of growth

Yeah! Find a non-profit corporation that produces the same thing or provides the same service... before the first corporation buys it up and puts it out of business. The free market is soooo freeee, you should be able to find an ethical purveyor of everything you need, surviving in direct competitio...
by Skip
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

All misdirected hostility aside, all I said was that, if I were in charge of a help-line, which of course I'm not, I wouldn't want to be responsible for a narcissist dealing with emotionally fragile people. That's still true. Not surprisingly, I haven't had any complaints from the dead people I didn...
by Skip
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

It's nothing to do with me. Either you understand English or you don't.
Not. But that's all right: Skepdick understands, so you still have someone to talk to.
by Skip
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

Skepdick wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:36 pm He did answer. You just chose to misunderstand.
No, no; as you pointed out earlier, I'm too stupid to understand.
Which is why I asked you to interpret.
So you don't know what he means, either?
by Skip
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

Yeah, we both of us read the exact same thing. Somehow you got a lot less information out of it than I did. Evidently. Maybe you can fill in these blanks, as well: [an existential conference] How does it work? How would it work, if they could handle it? [ if they can't even handle....] Then what ha...
by Skip
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

Advocate wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:44 pm Have y'all ever tried to have an existential conference with a suicide help line? If they can't handle that...
No. How does it work?
I mean, how would it work, if they could handle it?
And if they can't handle it .... what?
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

You seem overly-obsessed with Advocate and not the least bit concerned that you are openly admitting to ignoring feedback from the very people you are failing. [I don't give a flying fig about Advocate. aka the opposite of obsessed ] Which is precisely the wrong attitude by somebody in your positio...
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

You seem overly-obsessed with Advocate
I don't give a flying fig about Advocate. He seemed to think this thread was all about him. I don't know why you think it's about me.
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

The institution has a mission. If the person you are rejecting (based on your rules) would've helped to get you closer to your mission, the rules are a mistake/hindrance! Unless, of course, he had the the opposite effect. Because of experiences such as the one Advocate had. They are robotic, not hu...
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

It seems to me that you are the one who doesn't get it. An institution/organisation has a vision and a mission. Towards achieving that vision/mission rules are tools, not overlords. If your rules are getting in your way - then you change the rules! Their rules are not getting in their way. Their ru...
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

Experienced and knowledgeable equates to self-involved... got it. That's just the the problem: you don't get it. Set up your own practice and run it any way you want. If you're working for someone else, you're working to their rules. My assessment of your competency and character is irrelevant -- u...
by Skip
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of suicide prevention
Replies: 31
Views: 1462

Re: the ethics of suicide prevention

Even if i'm completely narcissistic, that doesn't affect the validity of anything i said. As your personal opinion, it's perfectly valid. As a challenge to the methodology of help organizations, it's pretty feeble. In fact, from just that little exposition, I would consider you far too self-involve...
by Skip
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: , smappropriation
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: , smappropriation

Advocate wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:55 am "As heinous" is a comparative term which has no implications for the specific amount of heinousity of either.
hei·nous
/ˈhānəs/
adjective
(of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.
by Skip
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: , smappropriation
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: , smappropriation

If a black person (for example) accepts only the most generally positive, beautiful, feely-good aspects of their own ethnicity/culture/heritage, they're responsible for at least as heinous an appropriation of culture as a white person (for example) with dreads who legitimately values diversity. Hei...